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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-29-2012, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Should i go to this Gracie Barra school?

It's called Gracie Barra Hollywood. the only thing that concerns me is that, the head teacher there (or the only teacher there) is a blue belt. And when i called him, he said his teacher was taught under Carlos Gracie Jr. I still don't understand why he's a blue belt and he teaches? Isn't he supposed to be a black belt? Even if he's skilled doesn't he have much more to learn?
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Blue Belt's can teach even if they are not of Black Belt grading yet. My understanding is they can't grade up to Blue Belt level (or any level for that matter).

I've trained under Blue Belts before and to be honest he may have more knowledge than he's being given credit for. He may have just not got round to taking any grading to go any higher.

Just get your wallet out, book a session or two and see if he's any good.

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Blue Belt's can teach even if they are not of Black Belt grading yet. My understanding is they can't grade up to Blue Belt level (or any level for that matter).

I've trained under Blue Belts before and to be honest he may have more knowledge than he's being given credit for. He may have just not got round to taking any grading to go any higher.

Just get your wallet out, book a session or two and see if he's any good.
I heard it takes around a year to get a blue belt. Is this a joke? Unless you're BJ Penn and can get a black belt in around 3 years
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Gracie Barra blue belts can easily beat most of the black belts out there. These days there are black belts being given inside cereals boxes.

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Gracie Barra blue belts can easily beat most of the black belts out there. These days there are black belts being given inside cereals boxes.
His teacher was taught under Carlos Gracie Jr. Alberto Crane. Still isn't a year too little to be opening up your own school even if it's part of Gracie Barra?
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His teacher was taught under Carlos Gracie Jr. Alberto Crane. Still isn't a year too little to be opening up your own school even if it's part of Gracie Barra?
Google is a wonderful tool. Its Alberto Cranes gym and he is the head instructor.




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It's called Gracie Barra Hollywood. the only thing that concerns me is that, the head teacher there (or the only teacher there) is a blue belt. And when i called him, he said his teacher was taught under Carlos Gracie Jr. I still don't understand why he's a blue belt and he teaches? Isn't he supposed to be a black belt? Even if he's skilled doesn't he have much more to learn?
I just had a look at your background in one of the threads you have in the newbie section.
So having read that, i don't think it's a good idea for you to join a BJJ gym, since you have a boxing background and aspire to a future in mma, i think you should join a proper mma gym.
Gave you my full opinion over there, check it out if you're willing to.

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Google is a wonderful tool. Its Alberto Cranes gym and he is the head instructor.
Alberto Crane owns the school and franchises in california. But he personally doesn't train. He assigns his students to teach
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I just had a look at your background in one of the threads you have in the newbie section.
So having read that, i don't think it's a good idea for you to join a BJJ gym, since you have a boxing background and aspire to a future in mma, i think you should join a proper mma gym.
Gave you my full opinion over there, check it out if you're willing to.
Im planning to get my black belt in jiu jitsu first and do boxing as well until i get my black belt. Then i will move onto MMA maybe Legends MMA i have to check it out because i live close to there
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